Episode 25: Herd Immunity and COVID-19

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After some harrowing technical difficulties causing significant delays in the release of this week’s episode, we’re back! This week we’re talking about how one might go about creating herd immunity? As well as what it even is? How do we plan to achieve it in the concept of coronavirus? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we discuss what science means when they say herd immunity and why it’s so important in this current atmosphere.


Vogel, G.; ‘It’s Been So, So Surreal.’ Critics of Sweden’s Lax Pandemic Policies Face Fierce Backlash. 06-Oct-2020. Science Mag. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/it-s-been-so-so-surreal-critics-sweden-s-lax-pandemic-policies-face-fierce-backlash

Anderson, R., et. al.; Vaccination and Herd Immunity to Infectious Diseases. Nature. 28-Nov-1985. 318 (323 – 329).

World Health Organization; Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Herd Immunity, Lockdowns, and COVID-19. World Health Organization Q&A. 15-Oct-2020. https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/herd-immunity-lockdowns-and-covid-19#:~:text=For%20example%2C%20herd%20immunity%20against,the%20threshold%20is%20about%2080%25.

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